EUFIC Food Today article on EU-funded MyNewGut project

June 2014

Find below the European Food Information Council’s Food Today article on the MyNewGut project, which receives funding from the European Union and aims to study and develop dietary interventions that may help prevent obesity, behavioural- and lifestyle-related disorders. The article explains what the gut microbiota are and how they relate to health, as well as the aims of the MyNewGut project, its anticipated research outcomes and the partners involved. It's available in 11 languages! To read the full story please click on the image, or on your preferred language below.

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EUFIC Food Today Article


New MyNewGut project leaflet

16 June 2014

We have created a new and free project leaflet which explains what the gut microbiota and microbiome are – for example, did you know that the gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of microorganisms in our intestines? The leaflet also summarises the MyNewGut project’s strategies to tackle diet- and brain-related diseases and disorders and details its planned outcomes at the end of five years.

For more information about the project’s research into the role of the gut microbiome in nutrient metabolism and energy balance, as well as details of the development of new food prototypes, ingredients and dietary recommendations targeting the gut microbiome go through to this page.

Find below the digital version of the MyNewGut leaflet which you can click on to see a larger size and print if desired:


Infographic: The Human Gut Microbiota

29 May 2014

The MyNewGut project’s infographic, created by the European Food information Council (EUFIC), supports World Digestive Health Day on 29 May 2014. This annual worldwide public health campaign focuses on a particular digestive disorder each year to help raise public awareness in prevention and therapy. In 2014, the theme is focused on gut microbes and their importance in health and disease.

Microbial communities that inhabit the human gut potentially impact human brain function and behaviour, as well as chronic-metabolic disorders, diabetes and obesity. Find out more by clicking on the infographic image below:

MyNewGut Infographic